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Box handle

Museum number:
2-4277
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21020004277
Alternate number:
x-423 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.167
Object count:
1
Description:
Made of ivory. Walrus ivory with incised and darkened zigzag design. 2 perforations at each end.
Donor:
Alaska Commercial Company, Benjamin Bristol, and Older University Collections
Collection place:
Alaska
Verbatim coll. place:
Alaska
Culture or time period:
Alaskan Eskimo
Collector:
unknown
Collection date:
1898
Taxon:
Odobenus rosmarus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.6 Manufacturing, Constructing, Craft, and Professional Pursuits
Accession date:
1904
Context of use:
Handle for wooden box and bucket
Department:
Cat. 2 - North America (except Mexico and Central America)
Dimensions:
length 20 centimeters
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